New Estimation and Guidance Algorithms for Use against Maneuvering Targets in Uncertain Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-09-C-7110
Agency Tracking Number: B083-004-0429
Amount: $99,893.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA08-004
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
11560 Forest Lakes Drive, Rolla, MO, 65401
DUNS: 175236061
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Michael Dancer
 Engineer
 (573) 429-6931
 mdancer@istrolla.com
Business Contact
 S.N. Balakrishnan
Title: President
Phone: (573) 201-1068
Email: bala@istrolla.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal will develop new filter and guidance algorithms and demonstrate their effectiveness in a 6 degrees-of-freedom missile-target simulator. The new algorithms for the filters will be based on a)optimal estimation b)sliding mode c) neural networks and d)partcle filters. The guidance algorithms will be based on a)optimal guidance and b)sliding mode. Preliminary promising results on chosen techniques for demonstration. These methods will be tested for their robutness to estimation delay, target''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s evasive maneuvers and uncertainties in models and noise. The engagement scenarios will include the boost phase and the exoatmospheric phase.

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